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COULD WE JUST TAKE A LITTLE WHILE AND APPRECIATE THE 17 YEAR OLD SOUTH EAST ASIAN’S FIRST EVER FIGURE ICE SKATER TO COMPETE IN 2014 SOCHI WINTER OLYMPICS?

We all knew that Yuzuru Hanyu has the most fans out there and the most popular representative in Asia. But could we give a little love to Michael Christian Martinez? This guy is called “the lone skater” because he’s the only one representing his own country and even with his asthma, he still wants to cope up with his dream. Damn, this kid, hardly had any gov’t support and has to mortage his own family house just to join the 2014 Sochi Olympics. HE ONLY TRAINED IN DECEMBER LAST YEAR BECAUSE OF THE LACK OF FUNDS. BUT STILL, LOOK HOW FLAWLESS HIS PERFORMANCE IS. Because there is lack of ice skating trainers in the Philippines, he had to train in Southern California which costs his family and friends a LOT of dollars. 

While he may be short on funds, Martinez is not short on prayers. He’s hoping for one more miracle on the ice that can score an Olympic medal not just for him but for the Philippines. GO MICHAEL!

Dang son, he’s an inspiration to every ice skaters out there who wants to show their talent to the whole world; whatever their current status is. Bless this guy. AND WHAT A CUTIE asdfghjkl ;A;

Michael Brown was an 18 year old that was killed by a Ferguson Police Officer on Saturday, August 9th.  His family is now seeking justice for Michael’s death.  Their pursuit for justice will be lengthy and hard but with the support of the community they will get justice.  If you are willing to support Michael’s family please donate to Michael Brown’s Memorial Fund.  These funds will assist his family with costs that they will acquire as they seek justice on Michael’s behalf.  All funds will be given to the Michael Brown family.  We appreciate your support.

Donate here.

I know this isn’t the usual positivity post but this needs to be said.

In light of the recent events, it has been made known that our system does not care about black bodies. We need to drill it into their heads that black lives matter. We need to stand up and support our friends as allies and support each other in this time of need.

Justice for Michael Brown, and every other man, woman, and trans person of color who has been wrongfully abused and/or murdered by the police and failed by the system.

I think I have gotten emotionally attached to red hair Michael

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“Heaven, hell—I don’t care who wins. I just want it to be over. This isn’t about a war. This is about two brothers that loved each other, and betrayed each other.”

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Rams players enter field with “hands up, don’t shoot” salute to Ferguson

Several St. Louis Rams players came out to introductions doing the “hands up, don’t shoot” gesture that people around the country have been doing to support the family of Michael Brown, who was fatally shot by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri.

Kenny Britt and Tavon Austin led the team out of the tunnel, with their hands up. They were joined by several other players.

Later, after a touchdown by Tre Mason, Britt and Mason seemed to do the gesture in the end zone.

On Sunday, the Rams offered a few other small ways to offer support.

The Rams players, coaches and staff also locked arms during the National Anthem in a sign of support for the community.

In addition, the Rams took some steps to reach out to those affected by the unrest. The team hosted small business owners who lost their businesses to fires and volunteers who helped the ensuing cleanup efforts at the game.

The Rams also planned to play a series of public service announcements featuring Fisher and some players discussing how to build a stronger St. Louis.

 

I loved this part because Luke was so nervous and Calum made him smile and aw

It was so cute, they were all running around stage making sure nobody was nervous and trying to make eachother laugh and they were so supportive of eachother during the performance.

I’m proud of them, yes.

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  • me:have you preordered skh ep yet???
  • person:no but luke hooked up with a-
  • me:what about the album?? :)
  • person:um later but i cant believe calum hooked up-
  • me:did you hear about their album reaching number one?? what about the fact that they've finally got acknowledged by their favourite bands??? they got the opportunity to be the band they always wanted to be????,?? they're slowly getting accepted as a pop punk band ??? did you know that or are you too busy criticizing them for hooking up girls??
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Bands Supporting Other Bands

script for supporting: the Michael Brown Law

If you want to support the Michael Brown Law, which would require law enforcement officers to wear body cameras, you can call or e-mail your U.S. Representatives and Senators. An online petition on the Whitehouse’s official site was successful, which means that this will be addressed. Telling your representatives you support these efforts will help decide what happens to this effort.

If you’re not sure what you would want to say, try this script:

Hello, my name is NAME, I live in PLACE, and I am a constituent of ELECTED OFFICIAL. I am calling because I support the Michael Brown Law. I am concerned that a lack of oversight of police activities is making our neighborhoods unsafe and undermining our communities. I want all law enforcement officers to wear body cameras while on duty. I believe the use of cameras will ensure better relationships between police and communities and will support community development and safety. I hope that ELECTED OFFICIAL will support this bill. Thank you for your time.

To use the script, fill in your name for NAME, your location (for example, “Topeka, Kansas”) for PLACE and the title and name of the person you’re contacting (for example, Representative Snicket) for ELECTED official. 

Since this issue involves national legislation, you want to call your national-level representatives and senators. To find out who your representatives and senators, use this neat form from the League of Women Voters. 

Even if you don’t agree with your representative on issues, or you don’t like your representative, don’t be afraid to call. Most do listen to constituents, and all the people who answer the phones are trained to be polite. The person who answers might ask you some questions about where you live, but it’s usually pretty painless. If you aren’t comfortable calling, you can always e-mail, but phone calls generally count more.

Ferguson protester: No one can find the bullet police say they didn’t fire into my head

Nov. 4 2014

A Florissant, Missouri woman was shot in the head while she was leaving a rally in Ferguson supporting the family of slain teen Michael Brown.

According to the Riverfront Times, the bullet that doctors removed from Mya Aaten-White’s head in August has vanished and police claim she was gunned down by unknown assailants in a drive-by shooting.

On the night of August 12, Aaten-White says she was leaving an event in Ferguson in support of Michael Brown and remembers a group of people walking in front of her, then everyone diving for the ground as shots rang out.

When she sat up, she knew something was wrong.

“Oh my God, you’re shot in the head,” she remembers someone saying. A group of young men carried her to a house where they called 911.

“Those young men carried me and saved my life,” she said of the group who rescued her.

Now, Ferguson police are trying to blame those men for shooting her, calling the incident a drive-by shooting in which Aaten-White — a great-granddaughter of jazz legend Mae Wheeler — was caught in the crossfire. Witnesses, however, claim that the volley of bullets came from Ferguson police.

Aaten-White was conscious in the ambulance, taking a selfie that went viral. Then in the hospital, doctors debated about whether it was safe to remove the bullet from her skull, which had stopped a bare millimeter from her brain.

When Aaten-White woke up from surgery, she repeatedly asked medical personnel when the police were going to come and interview her about the incident. No one came.

When she asked who has custody of the key piece of evidence in her case, the bullet, no one could tell her what happened to the slug they pulled from her forehead.

“Someone has the bullet,” said her attorney Marwan Porter to the Times.

Porter specializes in cases of police misconduct. He said, “We want to find out who and what agency took possession of the bullet. We want to identify who was responsible for firing the weapon that ended up with a bullet being lodged in the front of Mya’s head.”

“I’ve talked to both the St. Louis County Police Department and Ferguson…they have no record…no file number, no report,” he said. “They don’t have anything.”

A month after the incident, police finally released a report.

However, when the blog submitted a sunshine request about any ballistics reports or evidence related to the case, the police department replied, “This is an active investigation by law enforcement. No investigative records, such as ballistic records, are subject to disclosure in accordance with Section 610.100 R.S.Mo. The investigative records will be closed records until such time as dictated by Section 610.100 et seq.”

Aaten-White says she still has not spoken to the police about the incident, nearly three months later. A detective came to her house once to take a statement, but when she would not speak to him without an attorney present, the detective left and since then, she said, police have been ducking her attorney’s calls.

“I’ve left numerous messages for them,” Porter confirmed.

Part of her reluctance to deal with the department without the benefit of legal counsel, said Aaten-White, is that the incident report about the shooting is inaccurate.

“It’s an inaccurate report that we believe, my attorneys believe was produced as a result of the media pressure,” she said, but would not say specifically which sections weren’t true.

Read the Ferguson Police Department’s incident report about the shooting, embedded below.

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FUCK YEAH! sorry but ppl always be hating on 5SOS and this just made my whole year. 🙌🏽